When I was asked to review a few Barbie items I said sure. My daughters are always game for checking out hot new toys. I figured they would send a couple of dolls, and my girls would be thrilled. Imagine my surprised when a Barbie Dream House, four Barbie Fashionista Dolls, a Barbie Rainbow Hair Doll and Barbie Dress & Store Doll And Accessory Organizer arrived at my door. Now imagine my daughter’s surprise!
It was like Christmas, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Really, the hardest part about assembly was keeping the kids away. Sissy couldn’t contain her excitement or stay away. My recommendation — put this thing together before you give it to the kids! But I promise, you can do it.
Less than an hour of assembly, hours and hours and hours of entertainment. Totally worth it.
Standing 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, it is a big house. Which means there are so many ways to play. And room for two sisters to play side by side. I loved listening to the stories the girls made up as they played with their new house and dolls.
There are so many cool features of the Barbie Dream House. The girls were delighted with the interactive accessories. The cabinet piece requires three AAA batteries (not included), and it powers four tabletop functions.
- A Bathroom sink that lights up, bubbles and sounds like someone brushing their teeth
- A fan that spins and makes white noise
- A grill top that lights and sounds like sizzling meats
- An aquarium that spins, lights up and makes a bubbling sound
The unit also makes a flushing sound when attached to the toilet.
Having used chalk to color my daughters’ hair, they were excited to color Barbie Rainbow Hair Doll’s hair. And quickly her blonde locks were turned into a bright rainbow of color and styled in a clip. The box says we can wash out the color to color it again and again, but we haven’t tried that yet. Regardless of ever washing it out, my girls love adding the rainbow.
Barbie Dream house is available at Toys “R” Us, and according to my girls is an awesome gift for the holidays!
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